Tag Archives: Performance

Why pay the boss the most?

Leadership is a gift. Some possess it. Some don’t. Many of us are still learning leadership. But the trouble with paying the top leader the most is this: The wrong people are attracted into leadership, and the wrong people are … Continue reading

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Which is the most important department?

Who do we value most? Chargeable or non-chargeable, sales or HR, production or finance? The “poorer” departments contain the answers to our business weaknesses Continue reading

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How to handle defeat

How do you become a winner? I love sport because it is such a close mirror of everyday life. There was a great interview with John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg at the weekend. John recounted how he had lost the 1981 Wimbledon final after … Continue reading

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Do all good things come to end?

Will profits always increase? Will our organisation keep growing? Is there any prospect of decline? Up until 2008 every financial forecast I saw seemed to show relentless growth. Not only that, the predicted growth was exponential. The recession has reminded … Continue reading

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How to build a winning team

Behind every winning team is a great coach. For example, England’s cricket team has just won the one day series against Australia in 2010. Australia are the side to beat. So how did England do it? Their coach, Andy Flower, is … Continue reading

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How to overcome defeat quickly

Step one: stop pretending! Denial is our first resort when we lose. ” We were robbed…” No, actually we were not good enough. “Pretending” sounds like a child’s game, but most of us play it. Let’s face reality. It is … Continue reading

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Former champions “crash out”

By using emotive words such as “crash out” we magnify failure beyond what it actually is. No, they just lost one more game and omitted to qualify like most of the others. We do the same with success, absolutely glorifying … Continue reading

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